El Paso Business Litigation Attorneys

Oberheiden P.C. assists local and national businesses located around the El Paso area with all manners of business disputes. Our firm employs a team of expert litigation consults, senior attorneys, and former federal officials, and each member of our business litigation team dedicates their practice to achieving a favorable outcome for our clients regardless of their needs or their industry.

At Oberheiden P.C., we don’t believe there are any minor business disputes. Your business is your livelihood, and you’ve worked hard to build it into what it is. Therefore, you need counsel that will help you make important decisions in a timely fashion regardless of how big or small your dispute may seem. Our skilled attorneys can provide an efficient and comprehensive assessment of your business’s financial and legal needs and develop an effective strategy to achieve your goals.

And not only that, but our senior litigation experts will also clearly set out the risks and benefits of each potential course of action, providing you with the ability to choose the course that works best for your unique business situation. With Oberheiden P.C. on your side, you can approach any litigation that your businesses engages in with the confidence of knowing you have a reliable, ethical, and deeply knowledgeable law firm looking out for your business’s best interests.

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Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden

Founder

Attorney-at-Law

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice

Local Counsel

Joanne Fine DeLena
Joanne Fine DeLena

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney & Former District Attorney

Local Trial & Defense Counsel

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former Federal Prosecutor

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (OIG)

Gamal Abdel-Hafiz
Gamal Abdel-Hafiz

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Chris Quick
Chris Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Kevin M. Sheridan
Kevin M. Sheridan

Former Special Agent (FBI)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Dennis A. Wichern
Dennis A. Wichern

Former Special Agent-in-Charge (DEA)

Business Litigation Firm with Local Expertise in El Paso, Texas

Oberheiden P.C. is a Texas law firm with national reach. Our El Paso office enables us to deploy our national experience and expertise to expediently serve clients in and around the El Paso area. We also have a national network of expert outside counsel that we work with regularly to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients. Our business litigation team includes highly trained litigators, former senior federal officials, and former federal prosecutors with decades of combined experience trying cases to verdict. Our full suite of in-house experts enables us to handle all aspects of our clients’ business litigation from start to finish-including preliminary matters such as investigation and strategy development to negotiation and, if necessary, trial.

Expert in All Manners of Business Disputes

The business litigation team at Oberheiden P.C. has decades of combined experience, meaning there is not much that surprises us. If your business finds itself in a dispute-regardless of the specifics-there is a good chance that at least one of our senior attorneys has seen something similar at some point in their illustrious career. So whether your case involves a competitor, employee, client, or partner, our business litigation experts can develop an efficient and cost-effective strategy to resolve it. We have substantial experience negotiating settlements, navigating the alternative dispute resolution process, including arbitration and mediation, and taking cases to trial in both state and federal court.

Internal Disputes

The stakes in litigating with a supplier or competitor are high, but they rise to another level entirely when the dispute is between partners. When friction develops between partners, the work it takes to litigate a case can often eclipse the substantial work it already takes to run a successful business. What is more, internal disputes can create concerns about a company’s public image and overall viability. Therefore, you need a law firm that can quickly and tactfully resolve the issue in a way that protects what you’ve worked hard to build.

Our senior attorneys have decades of experience representing partners, members, and company directors, and we are intimately familiar with the unique needs of litigating internal disputes. We always strive to resolve cases as quickly and cost-effectively as we can, and we seek to negotiate solutions that benefit our clients and their businesses, often through alternative methods of dispute resolution. But negotiations inevitably break down from time to time. In those cases, it is important to have a law firm that is not afraid to take your case to trial and try it all the way to verdict if necessary.

Contract Disputes

Contract disputes are some of the most common matters that businesses litigate. But that does not make them simple. Indeed, it is often quite the opposite. The law of contracts is an intricate field of practice, nuanced to a considerable degree. Even facially straightforward contracts often turn out to contain much more within the four corners of the document than meets the eye. For these reasons, you need a law firm that knows not only what to look for in a contract, but exactly how each contract provision operates.

Set out below is a just a subset of the types of contract disputes that our firm litigates on a regular basis:

1. Failure to perform: Performance issues commonly involve the precise interpretation of detailed contract provisions. Whether your company has done work and the customer is refusing to pay, or another company is seeking money from you for work they didn’t do, our firm possesses the knowledge, skills, and resources to quickly get to the bottom of the issue.

2. Client Confidentiality and Data Breach: Data is quickly becoming the most valuable asset in the world. Hackers know this, and they consistently invent new and creative ways to steal companies’ data. Data breaches can have serious and long-last consequences, both real and perceived. Thus, it is crucial to act quickly and decisively to contain data breaches before they get out of hand.

3. Enforcing non-compete agreements: You’ve worked hard to build your company, and you deserve to keep the clients you’ve gathered over the years. Non-compete agreements are an effective way to protect what you’ve built when a business partners decides to go in another direction. But non-compete agreements must be drafted according to precise rules in order to take effect. You need a law firm that not only knows how to draft an effective non-compete agreement, but also knows how to enforce it if and when it becomes necessary to do so.

4. Indemnification and warranty matters: Warranties and indemnification agreements can impose substantial liability on companies. But they can also protect your business from loss when the situation is reversed. The business litigation team at Oberheiden P.C. can help your company enforce its rights under a warranty or indemnification agreement just as we can help limit your liability to the fullest extent possible.

5. Service-Level Agreement and Licensing matters: Licensing plays a fundamental role in many businesses’ core operations. Because licensing carries major implications with respect to cashflow, profitability, and overall company value, you need a law firm that knows how to leverage your company’s licenses to their maximum potential in order to get the most value out of them as possible.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is, in many instances, a business’s most valuable asset. Our business litigation team specializes in enforcing intellectual property rights. We routinely handles matters involving copyrights and trademarks, proprietary information, and trade secrets, to name just a few.

Virtual Security and Corporate Espionage

Businesses have been spying on each other trying to find the upper hand on their competition since the dawn of time. But modern technology makes the jobs of cybercriminals and corporate spies substantially easier. At Oberheiden P.C. our privacy and data security experts can help your company establish a comprehensive data protection framework and enforce your company’s rights against culpable parties that try to exploit your business.

Fraud

The doctrine of fraud is broad in scope, yet extremely nuanced. Proving a fraud claims requires a business to establish multiple elements of conduct, each one of which requires detailed evidence and diligent investigation. Our senior attorneys and former federal prosecutors know how to prosecute a fraud claim on behalf of your company and how to defend your company from a claim of fraud bought against it.

Tortious Interference

Tortious interference happens when an individual or businesses improperly uses a third party to damage your business by interfering in your business’s contracts or obligations. Because tortious interference cases often involve third parties and secret arrangements, it requires extremely detailed investigation in order to discover the evidence necessary to prevail on a claim of tortious interference. Oberheiden P.C.’s expert team of in-house investigators and litigation consultants exists for this very purpose.

Employment Matters

The employer-employee relationship is a delicate one. Although mutually beneficial by design, tension invariably arises between a company and its employees over the course of a business’s lifetime. When that happens, businesses have certain rights they are entitled to enforce. The senior attorneys of Oberheiden P.C. dedicate their practice to defending the rights of employers in the employment context. We have substantial experience litigating before both state and federal administrative agencies, as well as taking cases to trial in state and federal court.

We have successfully represented employers in matters concerning:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Employment contracts and at-will employment matters
  • Ownership of intellectual property
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Claims of wrongful termination

Securities and Antitrust Litigation

Securities and antitrust litigation often carries some of the highest stakes of any type of business litigation. Securities and antitrust matters do involve private enforcement actions from time to time, but it is often the case that the state or federal government is a party to the action in some form. When faced with a government enforcement action, it is crucial to have a law firm that knows not only the substantive law in this area, but also the procedural nuances of the process as well as how to interact with government regulators. The former federal officials of our business litigation team are well-versed in all these areas. Their familiarity with the enforcement process from the government’s perspective enables them to provide our clients with invaluable insight and achieve superior results.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are fundamental to company growth. But they also involve highly detailed negotiations, complex terms, and substantial amounts of money. Accordingly, the potential for litigation is quite high. These complex matters require expert attorneys with the ability to both comprehend complex transactional documents and enforce the rights that those documents provide to your company.

Moreover, the entire purpose of merging is to create a single entity that integrates seamlessly into a company’s operations. This result is much easier to achieve when both parties arrive at a mutually agreeable solution. For these reason, we diligently negotiate every merger and seek to mitigate all disputes as fully as possible without going to court. Still, if it becomes necessary to go to court to enforce our clients’ rights under a merger agreement, our senior litigators possess the knowledge and skills to do so successfully.

Emergency Litigation

Oberheiden P.C. provides emergency litigation services for our clients when time is particularly of the essence. Our attorneys and litigation support team stand ready to assist our clients 24/7, especially when necessary to avoid threats of irreparable harm. So, regardless of the crisis your company may be facing, you can count on our team to jump in day or night to mitigate the damage and begin working to repair it.

Contact Oberheiden P.C.’s Business Litigation Attorneys for a Free Consultation

Your company is your legacy, and your choice of attorney is key to building and maintaining that legacy. Call our El Paso office now for a confidential consultation at 888-680-1745 or request a free online case assessment, and a member of our team will contact you shortly to discuss the details of your case.

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